Edited by SPY ZINGER, 03 May 2011 - 09:43 AM.
MIURA GOLF 1957 Series K-Grind
Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:20 AM
Mine has a Shimada tour wedge shaft.
Bwnded 3* flat and 57*
Needless to say I dropped my lob
Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:08 PM
The sole of the new K Grind wedge is "fluted" which bears a striking resemblance to finger-tip impressions, or even human knuckles. These three channels reduce the resistance against the wedge in sand, thick rough, and even the fairway. The sole of the wedge moves with the grass instead of against it. The channels move around the sand instead of colliding with it. It allows the wedge to accelerate thru the ball with less effort in every condition to improve the odds of hitting a good shot.
Characteristics of the K Grind Wedge:
Better results out of wet sand.
Reduces the odds of "catching it heavy" on long bunker shots.
Better acceleration on ― and ž swings around the green.
Digs it out of deep rough.
Works great in normal conditions.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:12 PM
Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:41 PM
Stunning wedges though.
Posted 18 April 2011 - 02:21 AM
When did you contact Miura? I know there was a period they have server issues.
In any case, anyone on this board that need and questions answered on Miura or have questions on ordering, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will see to it that your questions are answered.
Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:33 AM
Hey...they are Miura though..can't argue. I'm sure they rock!
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:43 PM
My review should be up in the next couple weeks. Snow still in the forecast for the Minneapolis area. It was a record winter, and it's not over yet!!
Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:31 PM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:38 PM
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:43 AM
I recently read an interesting statistic (Golf World) indicating that 80% of irons used on the PGA Tour are forged. You can’t mistake the feeling of a high quality forged iron, especially in wedges. For the better part of the last 6 years, I have played forged wedges exclusively. I have discovered the importance of playing the proper grind based not only on your individual swing characteristics, but also your specific playing conditions.
Heading into the 2011 season, I wanted to try something different. Over the years, I have read a lot about Miura forgings. They have been quietly forging heads for the best players in the world for some time. Miura caught my attention this year with the addition of their new President Adam Barr, and their appeal to a broader market with the release of the Passing Point irons. Yet with all of the change that seems to be surrounding Miura, it’s clear that their commitment and passion for producing some of the best forgings in the business, remains constant.
This spring, I picked up a Series 1957 Special Edition wedge with the K-grind from Miura. The decision to focus on this design was based largely on the type of sand I encounter in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area and my home course. For lack of a better description, the sand has the consistency of playground sand. It’s light brown with visible pebbles on the surface and hidden throughout. In fact, one of my favorite courses in the area seems to have more pebbles than sand in the bunkers. This type of sand plays very firm especially with any sign of moisture. In contrast, the turf in this area (usually bent grass or bluegrass) is very soft (usually clay), especially in the spring. These two distinct types of conditions found on the same course usually led to selecting two very different types of grinds on the wedges.
The K-grind has a dull satin finish, traditional teardrop shape, and appealing thin top line at address. The sole of the K-grind contains three concave slots described as “fluted.” In researching this wedge on the Miura website, it seems as though this grind was designed for the conditions I encounter here in the midwest. According to Miura, The sole of the wedge moves around sand instead of colliding with it. Allowing acceleration thru the ball with less effort in varying conditions. This unique grind is individually cut on the wheel by hand.
On course, the K-grind functioned as described in it’s design. The wedge plays like a thin-soled blade in it’s feel out of the sand and in soft turf. However, thin soled blades with minimal bounce usually end up digging, especially in soft clay turf. That is where the function of the K-grind is ever apparent. Instead of digging, you get the sensation of gliding or slicing feeling through impact making the shot feel effortless. The result is the opposite of what you expect and provides continual acceleration thru the shot. This performance characteristic is constant in thick rough, hard packed or wet sand, buried lies, and soft turf out of the fairway. It really is a utility wedge that is versatile in several conditions, and is perfect at 56 degrees of loft. My primary shot with this wedge is 70 yards or less out of the fairway or rough and in greenside bunkers.
The feel of the Miura forging is where the K-grind really shines. As I said previously, this is my first experience with Miura irons, and I found that everything I read about the feel of these heads was true in hand. It’s just an incredibly soft feel that is unlike any other forging I have hit in the past. The cliché phrase I always hear when people talk about Miura irons is, “They feel like butter” or “they are buttery soft.” The phrase used time and again, I have come to realize why it’s used. It’s because that is exactly how they feel, a softness unlike anything else I have struck to date. It’s just an amazing feel and when combined with the versatility of the K-grind, it becomes the perfect utility wedge in a variety of conditions or shots.
Although this wedge only comes in 56/12, bending it anywhere from 54 through 58 degrees should be no problem with this head. The 1957 Series wedges feature the condition of competition grooves, but I did not notice any less spin from my previous wedges in standard box grooves. The performance of this wedge from it’s unique grind design, soft feel, and spin have me looking closer at Miura to fill the rest of the bag.
Link on Miura’s website: http://miuragolf.com/series57_k-wedge.asp
Edited by SPY ZINGER, 03 May 2011 - 11:42 AM.
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